So God gave us all one life and that was for the purpose of us growing and developing into a state where we would function in our right minds, and make decisions for our well being.
There are so many things in this world to get us off this task. This world is all about influence and control. We fight each day to keep our righteous minds.
Look at your life and the forces around you. Your home life, your job, your friends, the products you buy, the services that you use, everywhere you turn someone is trying to get you to do something. Buy this thing, support that cause, help him out — there is no end.
From the time you wake up and even in your sleep, life is getting away from you. The status quo says eat, drink, buy, spend, take, push, struggle, force, aggression, die trying and too late. These words belong to the world and they are used far too often.
So you my friend must take control. We don’t often consider it but for many the word sale means you need to buy. Did you need the item? It doesn’t matter because it’s on sale.
For some, hearing the words happy hour means it’s time to drink. Why, are you thirsty? No, it’s happy hour.
Look at the control these simple words have on us. Our words have the same effect as controlled substances — and we are hooked.
So how is this fixed? We must take control of our own lives. Life was meant to be led. You have to get out in front of yours and lead it. Guide it. Control it. Treat it as precious as it is. Critical thinking is paramount to your success.
In the words of the late great rapper Heavy D, “In this life I strive for improvement. Be your own guide, follow your own movement.”
Make no mistake: this isn’t about surviving, it’s all about flourishing.